Heads They Win Tails We Lose Blues

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Written by Doug Harvey

American Delirium

Verse
I bought myself a big house in the suburbs
With a liar’s loan I got from Countrywide
Now I’m upside down
Can’t afford to stick around
Nothin’ left to lose except my pride

Verse
My buddies who work down at the factory
Expect the doors to close most any day
The jobs moved overseas
Now the Communist Chinese
Own a piece of Uncle Sam and Fannie Mae

Chorus
But they never have a problem down on Wall Street
They’ll always find a way to rig the game
When it’s heads they win
When it’s tails we lose
No one’s taking names or placing blame

Verse
Can’t remember when I got a bonus
I’d be happy with a shot at overtime
When you’re unemployed
You’re staring at the void
And you’re humming “Brother Can You Spare A Dime”

Verse
It’s hard for me to look at pushing sixty
With nothing after more than forty years
Too young to retire
Too old to rewire
Try to find a viable career

Repeat Chorus

Verse
I don’t feel too good about the future
I can see why folks commit financial crimes
Three square meals a day
No more bills to pay
Not so bad to do a little time

Copyright © 2012 Doug Harvey and Bird ash Music